Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dare to Share Thursday

I found another Thursday Carnival, over at "Be Jolly, by Golly!" It's called "Dare to Share", but Candace (omg, to be named "Candy" at holiday time!) is looking for another name. So if you think of one, let her know!
Here's her link:
http://bejollybygolly.blogspot.com/2008/11/dare-to-share-thursday.html

And here is my 2 cents:

SPRITZ COOKIES AND A HINT:

1 C butter, softened
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 Cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Colored sugar for decorating

In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Fill cookie press and press dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Decorate, then bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes, or until edges just begin to brown.
Cool on a wire rack, then enjoy or freeze for later.


Now, my hint. Actually, I posted one a few posts ago: get some zipper type bags and measure out your flour, baking powder and salt. Label the bag! Do this for any cookies you plan to make, and you will have all your messy flour ready when you want to bake. You can use quart-size bags to measure out your sugars, too, and put this right down into the flour bag. Another mess taken care of ahead of time!

And another hint, since that was an old one. Use your weekly 40% off coupon for Michael's or A.C. Moore and get yourself a good cookie press if you don't have one. Wilton makes a nice one. Trust me on this, you want a decent toy to play with, not some piece of junk that is hard to 'press' and will only frustrate you. Consider it an investment!

Please visit Candace and join in her Christmas Carnival. And please scroll down, as I am playing in two carnivals today!

4 comments:

margot said...

I love your hint about pre-measuring your dry ingredients for cookies in zippered bags. I make banana bread a couple times a month and do the dry ingredients ahead for several months. Its like having my own banana bread mix. Thanks for your comment about round steak on my blog yesterday. I didn't know about the kidney shape but now I'm going to look.

I like your blog.

Candace said...

Actually I was called Candi as a child. I think I will go with your suggestion! It is a great idea. Your cookies sound wonderful. I will too like your idea of pre-measuring items!

Can you do me a favor. Your link isn't working. Can you relink on the carnival. It sends me back to the original post at Be Jolly By Golly!

Candace said...

Yay! It worked!!!

kawaii crafter said...

oh, I just love spritz cookies, they remind me of my childhood, and thank you for the pre-measuring tip, I'll have to try it

I discovered the cookie press is also perfect for cutting out rounds of white bread for tea sandwiches

jessica